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Towing maneuvers can save you a lot of time and energy. Towing isn't as simple as it sounds, and these bits of advice can make it a lot easier on you. Check out these towing maneuvers and become a towing expert in no time.

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How Backing Up Towed Vehicles Works

One of the most difficult things to do while towing a vehicle is to back up. In fact, you should avoid it if possible. So why is it so tough?


Gear Ratio and Tire Size Chart

A gear ratio and tire size chart is essential to making your vehicle efficient. Check out this comprehensive gear ratio and tire size chart from HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is typically the "weakest link" in a tow vehicle?

 What is typically the "weakest link" in a tow vehicle?

The weakest link in a tow vehicle isn't the engine or the tires: It's the human driving it! Read about the weakest link in a tow vehicle and how you fit in. See more »

What's the difference between dead weight and towed weight?

 What's the difference between dead weight and towed weight?

What’s the difference between dead weight and towed weight? Take a look at your trailer hitch and learn more about the difference between dead weight and towed weight here. See more »

Is it better (or easier) to tow with an automatic or manual transmission?

 Is it better (or easier) to tow with an automatic or manual transmission?

Towing with a manual or automatic transmission is the crux of the towing transmission debate. Learn about towing with a manual or automatic transmission. See more »

10 Towing Tips

 10 Towing Tips

These 10 towing tips will help make your next towing experience go a lot more smoothly. Check out these 10 towing tips at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Use Mirrors While Towing

 How to Use Mirrors While Towing

Using mirrors while towing is essential to towing your vehicle safely. Learn all about using mirrors while towing at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 10 Towing Risks to Keep in Mind

 Top 10 Towing Risks to Keep in Mind

10 towing risks to keep in mind should help keep you safe as you tow your load to its destination. Find out the top 10 towing risks. See more »

How to Avoid Jackknifing

 How to Avoid Jackknifing

There are many ways to avoid jackknifing. Learn how to avoid jackknifing at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is there a green way to tow?

 Is there a green way to tow?

Green towing has people wondering if there is a green way to tow. Learn about green towing and find out if there is a green way to tow. See more »

How to Load and Unload Towed Vehicles

 How to Load and Unload Towed Vehicles

Loading and unloading towed vehicles can be a daunting task. Check out HowStuffWorks to learn about loading and unloading towed vehicles. See more »